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Sports Spotlight: Justin Sabilla

School : Chartiers Valley

Year : Senior

Sport : Hockey

Claim to fame: Forward Justin Sabilla scored nine goals and dished out three assists (12 points) in the first three games for the Colts this season. Sabilla scored a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Pine-Richland on Nov. 7 and had one goal and one assist in the season-opening 5-3 win over Latrobe on Oct. 27. He amassed six points (four goals and two assists) in an 11-3 win over Kiski Area on Nov. 3.

Talk about the fast start you've gotten off to offensively this year. "I've been able to score some goals and it's come easy to me so far this year. That's pretty good. Hopefully, I can keep that up," Sabilla said.

Have you selected a college• " I've been looking at either Penn State, Ohio State or Ohio University."

Do you plan on playing hockey in college• "I'm going to try to. Hopefully, it works out and I'll make a Division I team. Right now, it's more academics. I'll try out for a team when I get up there."

Do you have any superstitions• "I have a bunch of stuff. I try to listen to the same song before the game. If I score a lot of goals, I try to wear the same shirt or tie. It seems to work out. Sometimes, I tape my stick a certain way. There are just little things I do."

Is there an NHL player you try to emulate on the ice• "I would probably say Patrick Kane (of the Chicago Blackhawks). We both score goals. We shoot pretty good. We have some sneaky moves and can catch people off guard."

How long have you been playing hockey• "I've been playing since I was 4 years old, so about 13 years."

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